Have an amazing time with kind and warm-hearted people!
The peculiarities of the character of Ukrainians, among which, first of all, sincerity and hospitality, were named by almost everyone with whom correspondents of the BBC Ukraine spoke.
Ukrainians are generally open-minded, self-motivated, and intelligent. Each of them can stand on their own and help in difficult times. International students should have no problems communicating with locals residents.
Ukrainians are deep people. If the Ukrainian smiles at you, this always means a sincere smile. The people of Ukraine are very emotional and loyal. They love to have fun and are very friendly. At the same time, Ukrainians are very superstitious. Many people from Ukraine are recognized worldwide, including writers, poets, football players and many others. Famous writer and poet such as Gogol and Shevchenco are people from Ukraine.
Student life in Ukraine is much cheaper than in other European countries!
It is a place where learning goes beyond the classroom. Enjoy your multicultural life and have new experiences every day! Learn from most talented professionals and thrive as a sought-after professional around the world. Ukraine gives you that opportunity, so why not take advantage of it?
Student life in Ukraine is not much different from other European countries. Students study, meet new people, communicate, learn new things and travel around Europe. Most of the students live on campus. The campuses have all the conditions for a safe and comfortable stay: libraries, hospitals, gyms, conference rooms, concert halls, laboratories and others.
Local student communities offer a wide variety of cultural clubs, competitions and activities. Brainstorming competitions are popular in Ukraine; students also participate in scientific conferences to present their research.
Also in Ukraine, you can find any kind of sport: large university campuses have their own gyms and playgrounds. The most popular team sports are football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, rugby, and cricket. Other sports in which some students participate are tennis, badminton and chess. Sports tournaments are constantly held throughout Ukraine.
- Travel around the city
- The student transport card for all municipal transport (metro, buses, trams, trolleybuses) is issued by the Universities and costs only 5 USD per month.
- Travel within the country
- By presenting the student card, students receive a 50% discount on the normal price of tickets for trains, buses, etc.
- International travel
The international student card is issued immediately after students enter the university. Students who have the international student card, get a discount of approximately 30% of the normal price of plane tickets.
Here are some prices:
Travel ticket (local transportation) - 0.24-0.31 USD
Monthly Ticket (Regular Price) - 9.78-15.00 USD
Taxi (standard rate) - 1.83-3.67 USD
Market and Food
Ukraine is a large industrial and agricultural country with different culinary traditions, where you can buy different products in shops, supermarkets, agricultural markets. Cafes, restaurants and fast food establishments offer dishes of European, Asian and national cuisine, Arabic cuisine is also available.
Food in Ukraine is much cheaper than in other parts of Europe, just because Ukraine is a large agricultural producer. There are many supermarkets near the hostels and around the universities.
Some famous supermarket names are here:
AMSTOR, ATB, DIGMA, OBJORA, ASHAN, METRO, etc.
You can also buy food in the market, which is comparatively cheaper than in the supermarket.
Clothes and shoes
Each city has several shopping centres and markets where you can buy clothes to any taste, shoes, accessories. Prices are different, there are many brand clothes that are more expensive than market clothes. Clothes are cheaper in clothing markets.
The national currency is Hryvnia (UAH). 1 USD is approximately 27.0 hryvnia
Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, train stations and at the airport. At the international airport the exchange rate is not the same as in other places.
You can use the credit cards of the international payment systems. These credit cards can be used in many shops, hotels, transportation companies, clubs, and restaurants.